Eminent Domain Litigation
Having achieved a long track record of success, the eminent domain specialists at McKenna Long & Aldridge have vast experience representing landowners and business owners facing both full- and partial-takings. Our attorneys’ mastery of the condemnation process enable us to help our clients at every stage of the process.
Our eminent domain specialists are well versed in all aspects of inverse condemnation, right-to-take challenges, precondemnation delay, and loss of business goodwill. They understand the concerns and unique challenges landowners and business owners face throughout the condemnation process—providing creative and efficient pre-condemnation planning to anticipate and deal with the immediate impacts of condemnation—all while working toward maximizing the ultimate recovery.
Our team also effectively deals with valuation issues as well as both real estate and business goodwill claims.
Realizing that no two properties or businesses are alike, we are able to achieve high levels of success by focusing on understanding the needs and goals of each landowner and business owner.
Our eminent domain team also represents public agencies and understands that strategic assessment and planning is essential to a public agency’s ability to keep projects on track. Most public projects require the condemnation of both major and minor parcels, even seemingly inconsequential parcels. Understanding that many smaller acquisitions do not require significant litigation effort or appraisal effort, we work toward a beneficial resolution through early, aggressive negotiation whenever appropriate.